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hotel generation young artist development programme open call




hotel generation​ is a UK wide, young artist development programme mentoring four shortlisted participants from outside of London through an open call, culminating in a solo exhibition for one of the artists selected by a panel of judges.

Criteria for submissions 

- be aged 26 or under
- make work using emerging and digital media
- be a maximum of two years from graduating a UK University located outside of London (BA, MA or equivalent)
- be living in the UK but outside of London (at the time of application)

Selection of the participants

In spring each year, the arebyte curatorial team will shortlist four participants from the open call to being the artist development programme. These artists will each receive a stipend to begin the development stage of their initial proposal.

Judging panel

This year the judging panel is comprised of Alan Warburton (multi-disciplinary artist based in London), new media specialist David Gryn (Director and Founder of daata editions), digital art curator Kelani Nichole (Director and founder of TRANSFER Gallery, NY), Beryl Graham (Course Leader / Prof. of New Media Art, University of Sunderland) and Irini Papadimitriou (Creative Director of Future Everything)

Development programme

Working closely with the arebyte team, the four shortlisted artists will receive studio visits, professional guidance, critical feedback and assistance to develop their initial proposals. They will be given help with all aspects of exhibiting including proposal writing, making and progressing work and ideas, as well as budgeting, fundraising and running a marketing campaign. All four candidates will also be asked to think about including a series of related events within their exhibition timeframe

The winning participant will then be selected by a judging panel, with each of the four judges having one vote. Each year we invite various leading figures in the art sector with varying expertise in fields such as technology and curation.

The artist selected for a solo exhibition will then receive further funds as well as continued support from the gallery team.The exhibition will run for four weeks at the end of the year and will be accompanied by a publication documenting the exhibition and the proposal from the three other participants. This year, the programme will strengthen links between the four candidates by including a 2-day curatorial intensive taking place in London with the four artists.


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Focus Group Research Invitation: Calling for Art Lovers & Emerging Artists




This is a master project from Goldsmiths, the University of London. We are conducting a study on building communication between emeging artists and public art lovers through sharing their inspirations. We need a few people who are art lovers, art buyers, creative practitioners, emerging artists to join our discussion. You don't have to be so professional or experienced in art buying/ selling, but we do expect that you are interested in creative & art, and have paid/ willing to pay for it. We will have a 1-2 hour discussion about the current art market (online especially), the situation of emerging artists, and the connection between artists and the buyers. Prototype test may also be included. 

The discussion will be held in two ways: 

One way is online discussion (Skype) in a 3-5 people group, and it's voluntary. The date is optional and you can choose from one of our slots here: 13th May 8pm,15th May 8pm, 16th May 8pm.

The other way is a meetup discussion at Barbican's Cinema Cafe, if you are based in London and available on 13th May 3pm, 15th May 3pm, 16th May 4pm, 17th May 4pm. Travel expenses assistance will be provided, and also coffee & snack refreshments. 

All the information you give will be confidentially used to inform parts of our market research. Welcome to share your thoughts with us.

We also attached our questionaiires that are related to the focus group topic. If you are interested in, please feel free to check. 


Meetup Discussion Address: Barbican's cinema cafe, Barbican Art’s Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Nearest Tube: Barbican; Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8am–10.30pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am–10.30pm




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